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North Mississippi Allstars – World Boogie is Coming (2013)

Named after one of their dad’s favorite sayings, and featuring found-object recordings of R.L. Burnside and Otha Turner, you’d expect the Dickinson Brothers’ new North Mississippi Allstars album to be riven with nostalgia.

R.L. Burnside – First Recordings (2003)

R.L. Burnside – First Recordings (2003)

by Nick Deriso Reissued through a joint agreement with Oxford, Miss.-based Fat Possum and Epitaph, “First Recordings” is the result of a neighbor’s recommendation. “If you want a man who can flat lay down the blues,” Othar Turner said, pointing producer George Mitchell down the road outside Coldwater, Miss., in 1967, “I know who that be.” It was R.L. Burnside,Read More

Half Notes: North Mississippi Allstars – Hernando (2008)

This marked the North Mississippi Allstars’ first offering in three years and the first since mentor R.L. Burnside passed away in 2005. The NMA’s station in life has been to provide a heavily-amped version of Junior Kimbrough, and you have to wonder if success will cause them to stray from their straightforward but heavy-hitting mission. The name Hernando, their hometownRead More

Movies: Rhythm 'n' Bayous: A Road Map to Louisiana Music (2001)

by Nick DeRiso This two-hour documentary explores music from both southern and northern Louisiana, a rare tip of the hat to both traditions. So you have the expected segments on Acadiana- and New Orleans-based standouts Rosie Ledet, the Hackberry Ramblers, Henry Butler, Nathan Williams and the Jambalaya Cajun Band, among others. But respected filmmaker Robert Mugge (“Deep Blues,” 1991) alsoRead More

R.L. Burnside – Bad Luck City (1993)

NICK DERISO: Burnside, a Holly Springs, Miss., native, was already father to 12 boogie chillen when he put out “Bad Luck City,” and that’s exactly what they do here. From sons Dwayne on guitar and Joseph on bass, to son-in-law Calvin Johnson on drums, everything is cozy and cool. That vibe is carried throughout this riffy batch of originals andRead More

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